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This October, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is proud to present the 6th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival. Brush shoulders with your favorite authors, strike up a conversation with that emerging novelist, and engage with thousands of readers and writers that are here to celebrate the magical power of books — in the heart of Harrisburg. 

Tayari Jones

Carol Anderson

Mary Lambert

Crystal Hana Kim

Lucy Tan

David Litt

Liza Mundy

Joe Beddia

Lauren Castillo

Beck Dorey-Stein

Julia Mallory

Located just a few blocks down from the Historic Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore has become a favorite hub for a burgeoning literary scene that's taken hold of the Susquehanna Valley. 


Whether it's hosting Man Booker Prize Winner George Saunders, having fun with White House Stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein, or hanging out with Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles — we here at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore believe in literature's power to educate, transform, and change the world. We're here to celebrate our favorite authors — with thousands of devoted readers.

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So mark your calendars — grab your friends, family, neighbors, and plenty of bookmarks — because we’re throwing a festival for book lovers the likes of which Harrisburg hasn't seen before. 



Read. Connect. Engage.